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It’s only a matter of time before a school goes bust

We recently wrote about Bellfield Junior School Birmingham having to reduce the number of days that they are able to teach.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48770759

I will admit to thinking that this was an isolated case. I was very wrong.

Devon

Devon County Council’s Children’s Scrutiny Committee, is convinced that Devon schools will soon join those nationwide closing on Friday afternoons.

They simply cannot afford to give the teachers time to prepare for lessons, or supply teachers to cover while they do.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/school-could-soon-go-bankrupt-3045143

Liverpool

In Liverpool, St Teresa’s Catholic Infant School face a similar problem and are even proposing to merge with another school.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/school-says-council-leaked-possible-17007590

National??

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/more-schools-could-be-forced-to-cut-teaching-hours-warns-union/

What next?

A 3 day school week? Breakfast/After-School clubs cancelled? Parent being given a list of resources that they have to provide each week – pens, pencils or books?

And what about parents that work and will need to be home for their children finishing early?

How long before the first school goes bust.. or will they just close?

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